‘Recapture Mosul is not easy’

‘Recapture Mosul is not easy’

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The re-conquest of the Iraqi city of Mosul to the extremists of Islamic State (IS) is not as smooth as hoped.

The British general, Rupert Jones, the top British officer on the battlefield in the Middle East, has stressed that patience is needed for this battle, because the jihadists to defend the town of bright. The general said this Monday, reported the Guardian newspaper.

Jones is the second man of the armed forces of the international coalition led by the US against IS fight. The sunni extremists are, according to Jones between the 4000 and 9000 fighters in Mosul, among whom an estimated one thousand foreigners.

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